Advance Estimates of U.S. Retail and Food Services

Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for October 2023, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $705.0 billion, down 0.1% (±0.5%)* from the previous month, and up 2.5% (±0.7%) above October 2022. Total sales for the August 2023 through October 2023 period were up 3.1% (±0.4%) from the same period a year ago. The August 2023 to September 2023 percent change was revised from up 0.7% (±0.5%) to up 0.9% (±0.2%).

Retail trade sales were down 0.2% (±0.5%) from September 2023, and up 1.6% (±0.5%) above last year. Gasoline Stations were down 7.5% (±1.1%) from last year, while nonstore retailers were up 7.6% (±1.6%) from October 2022.